Wrap Up

May Wrap Up

Hi everyone!
Time for another monthly wrap up and I’m proud to say I actually got some decent reading done this month. I managed to finally catch up to my Goodreads challenge and get back into the groove of reading. So, without a further adieu, this is what I read this month.


The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne | I somewhat forced myself to read this one for the sake of attempting to read a short book. The only way I was able to finish this was by reading it with an audiobook and even then I still found myself only half paying attention.

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Wasted Words – Staci Heart | This is inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma (which I haven’t read) and I absolutely loved and devoured it. It was cute, fresh, and cliche, in a good way. This was what kick-started getting out of a book slump for me.

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#TheRealCinderella – Yesenia Vargas | This is another modern interpretation of Cinderella and normally I’m a total sucker for fairy-tale retellings but this was not it for me. I did want to like it, I really did, but there were some instances where it wasn’t realistic. To clarify, it was obvious these teens were written by an adult, if that makes sense.

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Blue Ashes – Samreena Ashraf | This is a poetry collection covering a multitude of topics such as love, pain, loss, grief, and wanderlust. I did enjoy it, but it wasn’t exactly memorable for me. Not that it was bad, it just didn’t click with me.

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The Things We Don’t Talk About – Anthony Martinez | Another poetry collection that didn’t really pull me in. Once again, I’m not saying it was bad, I’m just saying it didn’t hit the spot for me.

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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe – Lauren James | My goodness this book… I read this all in one day and I am just flabbergasted. This probably has been the first 5-star rated book I’ve read in a while. About the first half of the book, it can seem confusing, but then the second half completely blows your mind. Just to be clear, it is definitely not a sci-fi romance as you may think.

And that’s a wrap! I decided to do a separate post for a book haul since I may have gotten carried away with ebooks 🤭🙈 Until next time!

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